Liverpool step up Darwin Nunez pursuit amid Manchester United interest?

Liverpool step up Nunez pursuit amid United interest?
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Liverpool are reportedly set to step up their pursuit of Benfica striker Darwin Nunez.

The forward has attracted interest from a number of clubs, including Manchester United, after scoring 34 goals in 41 appearances for Benfica in the 2021-22 season.

A previous report stated that the Red Devils were closing in on a deal for the 22-year-old, who found the net on six occasions in 10 Champions League games last term.

There were also reports suggesting that midfielder Andreas Pereira could be used in a potential transfer by Erik ten Hag‘s side.

However, according to Football Insider, Liverpool are set to make a formal approach for the Uruguayan, challenging their Premier League rivals for his signature.

Nunez is believed to suit the profile of a Jurgen Klopp player, while the report states that the Benfica forward is “keen” on a move to Anfield.

With three years still left to run on his current contract, Liverpool may have to pay a fee in the region of £55m to prise Nunez away from the Portuguese club.

Since arriving from Almeria in 2020, Nunez has scored 47 goals in 84 appearances for Benfica, including a goal in each leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie against Liverpool last season.

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